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Quebec man in Amber Alert case charged in slaying of child's mom
by The Canadian Press
18 Sep 2017 at 5:13pm
MONTREAL ? The 41-year-old man who was the subject of an Amber Alert involving his six-year-old son, was charged on Monday in the slaying of the child’s mother. The single charge of second-degree murder was filed at the courthouse in Saint-Jerome, Que. It was unclear, however, when the suspect would appear in court. He is […]


Health board approves interim supervised injection site in Lowertown
by Jon Willing
18 Sep 2017 at 4:36pm
The Ottawa Board of Health on Monday night unanimously endorsed a plan by the city’s top doctor to set up a temporary supervised injection site in Lowertown at a time when more people are overdosing and ending up in hospital emergency rooms. Isra Levy, the medical officer of health, has already started the legwork to […]


Ottawa man dead in West Quebec crash
by Ottawa Citizen
18 Sep 2017 at 3:48pm
Quebec police were investigating to see if distracted driving played a role in the death of an Ottawa man after a car swerved from its lane and crashed head-on into oncoming traffic on Highway 148 in the Pontiac region on Friday afternoon. Ron Francis Arnold, 66, died later at hospital. “Alcohol and speed would not […]


Ottawa punk band featured on Beyoncé's record ? by mistake
by Paula McCooey, Ottawa Citizen
18 Sep 2017 at 3:37pm
Some Beyoncé fans received a surprise when they dropped the needle on the newly released vinyl version of her 2016 album Lemonade. What they heard, instead of songs such as Hold Up or Formation, were the tunes of Ottawa punk band Zex. As reported by the website Pitchfork.com, the first side of Zex?s 2017 album, Uphill […]


Egan: Ontario eyes ban of door-to-door sales on furnaces, AC, water-softening...
by Kelly Egan, Ottawa Citizen
18 Sep 2017 at 3:13pm
Ontario is considering the outlawing of door-to-door sales of home-service products after receiving thousands of complaints about expensive, locked-in contracts signed under questionable circumstances. The Putting Consumers First Act has been passed by the Ontario legislature and is now awaiting detailed regulations that could ban the sale of furnaces, air conditioners, water-heating and water-softening systems […]


Five pot issues Quebec is grappling with as July 2018 legalization looms
by Drake Fenton, Ottawa Citizen
18 Sep 2017 at 3:10pm
Ontario has set a legal age of 19 to buy pot when it?s made legal, but the neighbouring province of Quebec is still considering what rules to embrace.  If the two provinces end up with different legal ages for pot possession, it could create complications, especially for provincial border towns like Ottawa and Gatineau. The […]


Farewell, Fat City: what the census shows about our relative decline in incomes
by James Bagnall, Ottawa Citizen
18 Sep 2017 at 2:59pm
If there was any doubt before the latest national census, there certainly isn’t now: Ottawa residents are no longer the envy of the rest of the country when it comes to income. During the decade ended 2015, median household income in Ottawa crawled ahead just 4.4 per cent after inflation to $$86,451, significantly lagging all […]


Nimao Ali's path from Somali immigrant to black youth plan advisor
by Joanne Laucius, Ottawa Citizen
18 Sep 2017 at 2:32pm
On the morning of July 24, 2016, a shaken Nimao Ali surprised herself by picking up her cellphone and shooting a video. From the balcony of her Hilda Street apartment, Ali aimed her camera below at two Ottawa police officers crouched next to a handcuffed and bleeding Abdirahman Abdi. Only later did Ali notice her […]


Baby Nikita and his parents meet rescuers who saved his life with CPR
by Blair Crawford, Ottawa Citizen
18 Sep 2017 at 2:18pm
The first time he met tiny, lifeless Nikita Shelkovyy, David McEvoy gave him a few quick puffs of air from his cheeks, then pumped the infant’s chest quickly and repeatedly with two fingers of his right hand. Breathe, pump, repeat. Breathe, pump, repeat … “I did that three times,” said McEvoy, a City of Ottawa parking […]


SIU wraps up investigation into Rideau Lakes shooting death
by Vito Pilieci, Ottawa Citizen
18 Sep 2017 at 1:44pm
Ontario?s Special Investigations Unit has ended its investigation into the death of a 43-year-old Rideau Lakes man who allegedly shot himself after receiving a phone call from police. The incident occurred on the afternoon of June 3, in the Township of Rideau Lakes, just west of Smiths Falls, when an Ontario Provincial Police officer contacted […]


Accused killer caught in court-delay case will appeal to Supreme Court
by Jacquie Miller, Ottawa Citizen
18 Sep 2017 at 1:25pm
Accused killer Adam Picard will seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada in a bid to have a first-degree murder charge against him thrown out because of court delays. Picard was a free man after an Ontario Superior Court judge stayed the murder charge against him in November 2016 because the case […]


Recognize this guy? Police hunting for suspect sought in August robbery, knifing
by Megan Gillis, Postmedia
18 Sep 2017 at 1:08pm
Ottawa police are hunting for a young man captured on surveillance video allegedly trying to use a bank card that had been stolen from a victim who was beaten and stabbed.  The suspect ? who police describe as a Middle Eastern male of about 18 with some facial hair and large, dark-framed glasses ? is the […]


Reevely: Pot legalization brings tougher penalties for all impaired drivers i...
by David Reevely, Ottawa Citizen
18 Sep 2017 at 12:46pm
The impending legalization of marijuana has the Ontario government planning to toughen the penalties for driving drunk, not just stoned. The changes, announced by Premier Kathleen Wynne and Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca Monday morning, will particularly affect drivers under age 21, novice drivers with limited licences and commercial drivers. None of them will be […]


Resident suffers smoke inhalation after basement fire in Fisher Glen area
by Vito Pilieci, Ottawa Citizen
18 Sep 2017 at 8:47am
Ottawa firefighters were called to a blaze in a home’s basement in the Fisher Glen area after reports that a sofa bed had caught fire around 9 a.m. on Monday. When crews arrived at 82 Valley Ridge St., near the intersection of Viewmount Drive and Fisher Avenue, they found one person outside suffering from smoke […]


Another sticky summer day on Monday followed by a week of more heat
by Megan Gillis, Postmedia
18 Sep 2017 at 5:23am
Ottawa’s Monday forecast is so sticky that a shower might be a welcome cool off. The forecast is for sunshine turning to a mix of sun and cloud near noon and a high of 28 C that will feel like 35 with the humidity. There’s a 30 per cent chance of late-evening and overnight showers and […]


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